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Wednesday 13 December 2017

We want Fett, say Star Wars fans

JJ Abrams is directing the new Star Wars movie
JJ Abrams is directing the new Star Wars movie

Nasty bounty hunter Boba Fett is the fans' choice to make a return when Star Wars gets a new lease of life.

The film series is to be revived with a seventh film due to go into production next year directed by Star Trek film-maker JJ Abrams, for release in 2015.

A poll of more than 15,000 Star Wars fans on entertainment website IGN.com ranked Fett above regulars such as Chewbacca and R2D2.

It comes after the announcement of open auditions in the coming weeks - beginning in Bristol on Saturday - for the casting of two characters which fans believe could be for the next instalment of the series created by George Lucas.

Film company Disney, which bought production company Lucasfilm a year ago, is looking to fill the roles for a "major Hollywood movie".

It is searching for a "street smart" actress over 16 and a "smart, capable" 18-plus male, with both expected to be attractive, smart and athletic.

Filming for the Star Wars film is due to take place in the UK.

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